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Adrian Zakrzewski's Fundraiser:

Dash for FPIES

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Adrian Zakrzewski

THE STORY:

I am running in the Las Vegas Warrior Dash and I am fundraising for a wonderful nonprofit that helps raise money and awareness for research for FPIES patients. My baby niece Nika is two and has been diagnosed with FPIES along with other extreme food allergies. She is such a strong warrior every day, so I am racing in Warrior Dash in honor of her and her family for staying positive, strong willed and for continuing raising awareness and research funding for a cure. This is my first 5K race and I am very excited to be teaming up with The International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE) to sponsor my race.

"Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is an allergic reaction in the gastrointestinal system. The most common triggers are milk and soy, but any food (even those thought to be hypoallergenic e.g. rice, oat) can cause an FPIES reaction. FPIES typically starts within the first year of life."

Children with FPIES and related issues usually cannot eat most foods, and in some cases cannot eat any food. My baby niece Nika is just over two years old, cannot eat any food and is highly allergic to most every food product. I think about her and the other boys and girls with this syndrome and I realize how strong these kids have to be to go through the ins and outs of living with FPIES. Because it is so rare, FPIES really isn't being researched and no cure has been found.

I am raising money for all the kids who live with FPIES in hopes that the funds go directly to research for a cure and create more knowledge and awareness about this rare syndrome. I have dedicated 2 hours a day, 5 days a week for seven months training in order to be able to compete in this race for Nika and other FPIES patients. NOW ITS UP TO YOU! Please help sponsor my run while I help the fight for a cure! $5 or $500, anything you can donate will be going to change the future for kids with food allergies.

Here are a few links to some videos about FPIES:

 http://youtu.be/_biETWiQVbA - A wonderful awareness video from the folks at AIFFPE, the organization I am fundraising for.

http://youtu.be/zUidvELzKP0 - A great clip from FPIES Foundation. These kids are Warriors!

http://youtu.be/cPgAgQ-4RS0 - This is Joshua's story, though he does not have FPIES, he has a similar disorder called eosinophilic esophagitis. This is how he lives without most foods we enjoy everyday.

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To This Fundraiser

$605

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shelly Bernstein, Tobi, Meagan & Hallee

    $25

  • Nina Zakrzewski

    $30

  • Beki Bauer

    $25

  • Jen Laudia

    $20

  • Shari, Rachel and Jake Wallack

    $50

  • Lydia and Linda Fischer

    $10

  • Karahalios Family

    $30

  • Nova High School Drama Club

    $100

  • David Sage

     

  • AZAK

    $20

  • Diane Gordon

    $20

  • The Lawson's

     

  • Katie Masi

    $50

  • Randy Isaackson

    $10

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30% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $605 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Randy Isaackson

Randy Isaackson

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Katie Masi

Katie Masi

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Lawson's

The Lawson's

4 years ago

Diane Gordon

Diane Gordon

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

AZAK

AZAK

DONATION: $20

LETS DO THIS!! so excited to race for my little Nika. THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for your generosity and support!!! 4 years ago

David Sage

David Sage

4 years ago

Nova High School Drama Club

Nova High School Drama Club

DONATION: $100

Go Adrian. We support your efforts to help little Nika. We are rooting for yo!u 4 years ago

Karahalios Family

Karahalios Family

DONATION: $30

Thank you! We love you! 4 years ago

Lydia and Linda Fischer

Lydia and Linda Fischer

DONATION: $10

Love you bud, and your whole fam. Much love to Nika. Please accept this small donation from Mom and I in her honor. 4 years ago

Shari, Rachel and Jake Wallack

Shari, Rachel and Jake Wallack

DONATION: $50

You go Zak! 4 years ago